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As told by Lyndel Kennedy and Jocelyn Bloye 2019

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00.00             Introduction

00.18             Fred’s early life

00.40             Family history. Robert & Ellen Armstrong

01.24             Dwyerstead estate. Community involvement.

02.05             George Armstrong history.

04.20             Move to Lardner road

05.13             Fred’s early years

06.17             Fred starts work. Porter Brothers.

07.32             Marriage and family

09.06             Aircraft surveillance in WW2

09.40             Purchase of Porter Brothers

10.05             Community involvement incl Drouin  Rotary

11.04             Family memories of Fred

11.38             Connie’s history

11.54             Arnold family Geelong

13.48             Sam Arnold early life & station master Drouin

14,30             1920s in Drouin. Family’s musical skills

15.17             Christ Church Drouin.

                      Meeting Fred, marriage & family

17.01             Foundation member Drouin Bowls club

17.43             CWA, Church, Lyrebird & family memories

19.09             end

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Fred and Connie's engagement 1931

Young Fred Armstrong

George and Jean Armstrong and family 1916

Fred with his mother Jean 1940s

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Porter Bros store Jack Kennedy and Fred Armstrong behind the counter 1940

Fred Armstrong 1952

Fred Armstrong 1975

Porter Bros  Drouin 1936

The Arnold home 1928

Connie and Fred with Jocelyn and Murray two of their grandchildren 1960

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6 Main South Road Drouin


Connie Armstrong 1948 at Main South Road home

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Connie Armstrong playing the organ at Christ Church 1980

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